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Jul 20, 2012 11:35pm EDT
went out the emergency exit, dropping open the door behind him. 24-year-old james eagan holmes was apparently gearing up for an action scene of his own. police say he had with him a smith & wesson assault rifle, a remington pump action shotgun and two glock semiautomatic pistols. 12:39 this was the scene on the screen, christian bail, holmes came back through the emergency exit wearing a gas mask. witnesses say he threw a green canister into the crowd, filling the theater with smoke. >> your eyes are burning. makes you want to close them. you can't breathe. >> reenacting a scene, witnesses say holmes fired into the air and then started shooting into the crowd. >> first, was the guy seating right next to me got shot in the chest. >> the bullet cases falling on my fore med. >> at that moment, i remember thinking i'm not going to die in here. me and my kids are not going to die in here. i need to get them out. >> he walks further, he points it at me. he has a rifle in my face. >> there's a moment where my daughter tripped. i just pulled her up and i was just dragging her. i was thinki
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Jul 23, 2012 6:30pm EDT
too. >>> good evening. we begin with that bizarre scene in a colorado courtroom today. james holmes, the 24-year-old suspect, appearing in court just four days after he allegedly opened fire in a movie theater. the flame red hair, the dazed look. in the front row, parents and friends of the victims, studying his face. the father-in-law of one of the victims said he looked demonic. david muir has covered this story since the first bulletin and he he is outside the courtroom. david? >> reporter: as you know, so many families want to focus on the families, the victims here. but today, a community paused to stare down a gunman. >> the guards on the courthouse has the suspect came in. and a woman on crutches a couple arm in arm. and james holmes, his hair still died that comic book color. and his eyes, wide open. and a stunned expression. and struggling to keep them open to stay away. >> you have a right to -- >> reporter: also, was the suspect on medication. he went from one extreme to the other. his bulging eyes and his head dropping. we asked former fbi agent brad garrett to fill us i
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Jul 20, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. these are the two photos everyone has been studying for some meaning, how did james holmes become the 24-year-old grad student who called himself "the joker." across the country, abc news is on this story and david mur is starting our coverage of what happened in that theater minute by minute. >> diane, good evening. this the the movie theater in colorado. it is incredible to think last night those theaters with sold out. so many movie goer excited to see batman. they saw a real life horror scene. they carry t oud the bo disof the dead. >> reporter: these are the terrifying moments captured on a cellphone. the chaos that unfolded minutes into the new "batman" movie. >> oh my god. this is crazy. >> reporter: moviegoers thought the first signs of smoke in that theatre were all part of the premiere. but soon patrons were racing from the theatre covered in blood. it all began as a night of anticipation. four sold out theatres in aurora, colorado -- just outside denver. some people dressed as characters from the film. some tweets from those arriving -- it's going to be a good night, wr
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Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
student named james holmes. local and federal authorities are still working to get in to the young man's apartment. that is a process that could take a while. you can see this is video from today. the movie theater outside denver, colorado. chaotic, intense scene today following that shooting. it happened at the midnight screening of the latest batman movie there. they have been investigating. police had a press conference today briefing the media. james holmes father arrived. we will get the latest on where this stands now. we want to go live in colorado with the latest details on the investigation. give us the latest update at this point on james holmes. now the victims families and the police want to know why. the screens and terror inside the midnight premier of the latest batman film warrant the reaction to the reaction happening on scale, the hail of bullets fired by the rampaging gunman. >> gunman. >> reporter: he tossed a smoke grenade and started firing at the crowd. >> all i could think is if i stand up he is going to shoot. that's what he was doing. i was trying to think
ABC
Jul 24, 2012 2:35am EDT
james holmes made on victims' families. it's tuesday, july 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we will take you live off to colorado in just a moment for our top story. >>> and then the harsh punishment for penn state's prestigious football program. what's next for the campus after the ncaa's decision. an unprecedented decision from the governing body there in college football, definitely their football program is going to struggle the next couple of years as well as the the economy surrounding state college. >> not only just the number of scholarships, the $60 million fine, and then, no post season for the next four years. they hit them from every angle. if you watched the press conference with the ncaa officials, the word, used, was culture, want to change the culture of the program. so no one was shocked. i've don't think. they expected this to come down the pike. it has the. >>> disturbing video coming from a mississippi day-care center. the surveillance pictures getting a lot of attentio
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Jul 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tonight, an abc news exclusive. for the first time, video of the gunman james holmes. as new details emerge about his alernlged effort to gun a gun range. the own horse said no because of red flags. "world news" the police chief here who describes what it was like in the suspect's apartment. >> i have never seen anything like it. >> and the lives lost, the 12 faces. tonight, the stories. the beautiful girl with ice cream. and the patient who thought he lost his best friend in the theater and the phone call he got in the hospital room. >>> good evening again tonight from aurora, colorado. as we come on the air this evening. president obama has just arrived to meet the survivors of the deadly rampage at the theater behind me. and residents of the community pay honor to the victims. and james holmes, the new videos and photographs emerges, showing holmes after high school graduation. and the material from the suspect's booby trapped apartment. and the 12 lives lost. the 6-year-old give who loved her ice cream and the navy s.e.a.l. who loved the mountains. first, the exclusive look at th
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Jul 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
come back, done deal. how tom cruise and katie holmes hammered out a divorce settlement with surprising speed. >>> a teenage girl jumped from this ride at the jersey shore. [ male announcer ] if you had a dollar for every dollar car insurance companies say they'll save you by switching, you'd have like, a ton of dollars. but how are they saving you those dollars? a lot of companies might answer "um" or, "no comment." then there's esurance. born online, raised by technology, and majors in efficiency. so whatever they save, you sa. hassle, time, paperwork, hair-tearing-out, and yes, especially dollars. esurance. insurance for the modern world. click or call. [♪...] >> i've been training all year for the big race in chicago, but i can only afford one trip. and i just found out my best friend is getting married in l.a. there's no way i'm missing that. then i heard about hotwire and i realized i could actually afford both trips. see, when really nice hotels have unsold rooms, they use hotwire to fill them. so i got my four-star hotels for half-price! >> men: ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e
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Jul 23, 2012 4:00am EDT
the suspect, james holmes, is expected in court today. police continue to seek a motive behind the spree. >>> other news this morning, penn state awaiting the penalty. the school's football program paying the price in connection with the jerry sandusky case. >>> police take dramatic action against protesters angry over the shooting death of an unarmed man. >>> good monday morning, everybody. president obama was among those remembering the victims and comforting survivors in the aftermath of the shooting in colorado. >> the president hugged stephanie davis, who helped save her friend's life. we're learning much more about the suspect in the shooting. >> we begin with rebecca stevens. >> reporter: we're in front of the arapahoe county courthouse where the suspect is behind us in solitary confinement. later, he's going to be taken by an underground tunnel to the county courthouse. that happens later this morning. james holmes won't be charged today. prosecutors have three days to file the actual charges. at least 71 of them, one for each victim, and probably more. 12 people died. and
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Jul 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
afternoon, everyone. we begin with the suspect in the colorado movie theater massacre, james holmes will be appear in the araphoe county courtroom tomorrow. abc's clayton sandell has the latest from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: the prosecution's hammer is about to fall on james holmes. >> formal filing of charges this monday, july 30th. >> reporter: for the first time the accused mass murderer will hear the charges against him. ten days after police said that he came to a midnight screening of "the dark knight rises" opening fire. for thr hearing, they have banned cameras. the courtroom here is expected to be packed tomorrow. holmes could be facing hundreds of charges. including 12 counts of first degree murder. 58 counts of attempted murder. expect charges for first-degree assault and reckless endangerment. >> if he gets convicted of one count of first-degree murder, the punishment will either be death penalty. they want that out of the hands of the police and the d.a.'s. because there is a physician/patient privilege. >> reporter: we tried asking dr. fenton, what if anything did
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Jul 23, 2012 5:30am EDT
details. >> reporter: james holmes won't be charged. prosecutors have three days to file the actual charges. at least 71 of them. one for each victim and probably more. 12 people died and several others were hospitalized in critical condition when the gunman opened fire in the crowded movie theater showing the latest batman movie, the dark knight rises. in the month between this week's aarrangement and eventual trial, holmes could face a competency evaluation. for the first time, we are seeing and hearing the suspect james holmes in exclusive video obtained by abc news. it is holmes just after his high school graduation making a suppression at science camp. >> i would like to have superpower and i am might let him have more fun. >> reporter: the suspect is not cooperating with the authorities. and is in solitariy confinement. last night, the people of aurora heard first from president obama. he spent more than two hours with the victims and their families. >> i confessed to them that words are always inadequate in these situations. >> reporter: and then leaders of their community. >
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Jul 27, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the shook shocker in the movie theater massacre, we learned james holmes was under a doctor's care at the time of the attack. a psychiatrist with a chilling specialty, schizophrenia. >> reporter: today we learned james holmes, 24-year-old accused mass murderer, was also a psychiatric patient. while attending graduate school at the university of colorado, this court filing from his attorney reveals holmes was a patient of dr. lynne fenton, who, according to her website, specializes in schizophrenia. the defense is upset that leaks to the media revealed a package holmes sent to fenton, claiming the notebook in that package and whatever it reveals is protected by doctor-patient confidentiality. the question now, what, if anything, did holmes' psychiatrist know? and if there were warnings about his plans, was she required to speak up? >> if a psychology or psychiatrist feels someone they're treating may pose a threat, in most states they are obligated to do something. >> reporter: also today, we learned investigators are scouring the mountains two hours west of denver. the owner of thi
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Jul 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, the under the high-profile marriage of katie holmes splits from tom cruise. is she splitting from the church? did scientology play a sfloel. >> what really happened to amelia earhart, how a broken jar of freckle cream has been launching a brand new search. >> where am i, sir? >>> good evening. it is great to have you on a monday night. we do begin here with the extraordinary heat. let's take you straight to the map this evening. look at the deepest reds on the map. 45 states with staemps 90 and above. as you can see, so many in triple digits tonight. look at this, more than 31 heat records broken in the last month alone. this evening this baltimore, workers are giving out ice to neighbors. in north carolina, a mother and her baby standing in front of this giant fan. this evening imagine going through all this with no power. no fans, no ac, no refrigerator. tonight 2 million customers from illinois, to north carolina, to new jersey, still without power. the death tole, at least 22 people have died from the heat and the storms. sam is standing right here. first meteorologist ginger
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Jul 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
? our reporter tracking down the psychiatrist who was see colorado shooter james holmes. the question, what did she know and what did she obligate to report. >>> and the newest bond girl -- the story behind that amazing cameo everyone is talking about. >>> good evening. david is on assignment tonight. the first full day of olympic competition is now in the recordbooks and there are some stunning results to report. this photo says it all. eight-time gold medal swimmer michael phelps in disbelief, almost failing to qualify for an event he won during the last two olympics. meanwhile, the u.s. women's soccer team advanced to the semifinals with a powerful show of skill and team spirit. for more on that and all of the other olympic highlights we turn to abc's jeffery kofman in london tonight. good evening jeffery. >> reporter: good evening to you from olympic park. of the 12 gold medals up for grabs on the first day of competition, the u.s. snagged two but the results left at least a few americans in shock. as expected an american won gold in the pool today but it was not michael phelps. h
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
-old james holmes sat silent in a colorado courtroom looking dazed and tired. >> you're currently being held on a no-bond hold. >> reporter: this is our first look at holmes since free day morning when he opened fire inside a movie theater killing 12 people, injurying dozens more. >> i'm trying to not deal with the anger. it's a decision when you feel like you can forgift guy but you know he's going to get justice. >> reporter: holmes is being held on a single murder charge. >> i would say there's no such thing as a slam dunk case f is a case -- case. it is a case where we're looking at the evidence. >> reporter: police spent weekend detonating booby traps inside holmes' apartment and removing explosives. they're combing through his computer saying his home was full of batman paraphernalia. today's hearing also comes after an emotional weekend for aurora. thousands attended a prayer vigil and president obama met with the victims' families. while the d.a. is considering the death penalty, she said first she wants to consult the families. >> victims will be impacted in an enormous w
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Jul 24, 2012 5:30am EDT
the university of maryland this fall. >> reporter: in a colorado courtroom, james holmes looked out of it and tired making bizarre facial expressions and never said a word. holmes murdered 12 people, and injured 58 more during a midnight screening of the new batman movie in aurora, colorado. one of the 58 victim whose survive second anderson, who enrolled to start graduate school at the university of maryland this fall. her facebook page lists her as already living in dc. before transfering to georgetown, she was in a small mawsic program with anderson for three years at university of the pacific where anderson graduated. anderson was shot four times including in the face. she is improving after surgeries. >> it's crazy. i've been in shock. >> reporter: prosecutors say they are considering going for the death penalty for holmes but will talk with victims and victims' families. >> victims will be impacted by that decision in a an enormous way for years if the death penalty is sought. it's a long process. >> we have also learned anderson's mother has been battling cancer. a website is
ABC
Jul 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
divorce. did katie holmes move into a new york city apartment behind tom cruise's back? how that may help her in the battle for the custody of their daughter suri. >>> and box office booty. "magic mike" outstripping all of the competition for your dollar. women going to the movies in droves. is this the latest fad in female bonding? >>> good morning, everybody. we'll have to get through this show quickly. paula has early-morning tickets to go see "magic mike." >> no, i don't know. don't put me under the bus just yet. >> it's a sensitive issue. >>> first day of july. bianna is on vacation. we welcome back paula faris. who anchors our overnight program "world news now." good morning to you. >> what happened to june? i have nothing substantial to account for june. it's july 1st. >> you can hold ginger zee responsible. and we will. >> it's always ginger's fault. right? anything good or bad. >>> new this morning, escaping the flames from the worst wildfires in colorado history. a race for survival. tens of thousands of people driven from their homes like nicole frye. >> i'm leaving my hou
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Jul 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
people in the colorado movie theater. james holmes were charged with nearly 150 counts yesterday in court including 24 counts of first-degree murder. the judge banned cameras in the courtroom. but witnesses say holmes had the red hair. family members of the victims who showed up in the courtroom had a lot to say after seeing holmes. >> i felt resentment that anybody could take away someone's life for just going to the movies. and i also felt sorry for him in the sense that here was a brilliant person that could have done a lot of good but what went wrong? >> some of the people who showed up to see holmes in the courtroom wore batman t-shirts. one what splint on her arm from the shooting. >>> if you live in crafton you may be take -- crofton you may be talking about the man who talked about blowing everybody up at work. he is in jail this morning after making threats late last week. he's been seeing doctors for a psychiatric evaluation. police discovered two dozen weapons in his apartment and he has not been charged until police say they gather more information on this case. and when you h
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Jul 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
. we'll talk to the man who saved his life. >>> superstar split. tom cruise and katie holmes' seemingly perfect marriage over. why is katie suing for sole custody of suri? >>> it's america's biggest birthday party ever. an epic week-long celebration. from the hottest beauty secrets to the coolest dogs. the sweetest celebration, only on "gma." >>> and you're going to be hearing from katy perry a little bit later here on "good morning america." good morning, everyone. george is taking time off. we have josh back. the people are going crazy that you're back. >> turns out sleep is rather important to the human body. >> who knew? >> who knew? >>> good news for the folks visiting us on vacation. if you're hitting the road for the fourth of july break, the gas prices continue to plummet. >> good news for a lot of folk. >>> exclusive video of the family of the american graduate student that was attack by chimps. they're arriving at a hospital in south africa. their son is in stable condition. we'll have the latest with andrew. >> what a story. >>> we begin with the heat wave. 16 states under wa
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Jul 23, 2012 4:55am EDT
appearance in court. police say james holmes opened fire during the opening of the dark knight rises early friday morning and sherrie johnson is standing by with all new information. it seems like we got all new information throughout the course of the weekend. every ten minutes we learned something different. >> reporter: that's right. this morning, at 11:30, 24-year- old james holmes, the accused shooter, will appear in court for the first time. university of colorado officials were looking into whether he used his position and graduate program to collect hazardous materials. authorities say he has not been cooperating with police. it could take months to learn the motive for the alleged attack early friday on a packed theater of people watching latest batman movie. the attack killed 12 people and wounded 58 others. president obama flew to colorado to comfort victim family members and said he was not there as president but as a father and husband. some say this is the beginning of finding peace. >> i hope that he is here for all the people and i think it's a blessing our president
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Jul 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
rampage of the colorado movie theater. james holmes bought a rifle just hours after failing an exam for a doctorate program back in june. according to fox news holmes isn't a notebook that contained details on how he was going to kill people but the package remained unopen for nearly a week before it was found on monday. after the initial shock and horror of another mass shooting here, the focus turned to the nation's gun laws. neither president obama nor mitt romney have made it a focus. we look at the colorado shooting and the public's sentiment on gun control. >> reporter: americans have a historic love affair with guns and fierce keep your hands off of them attitude. in the wake of the horrific colorado shooting, some politicians, mostly democrats are demanding action. >> what freedoms do we protect when the tools of mass murder are so easily available. >> reporter: polls show little appetite for any major overhaul. 64% said restricting them is preferred. james holmes killed 12 people and wounded 50 others. colorado's governor said dunn laws would not have stopped him. >> he wou
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. tragedy in colorado. mass shooting suspect james holmes heads to court this morning. we hear him speak for the first time. >> i'm james. over the course of the summer i've been working with an illusion. it allows you to change the past. >> and the chilling evidence found inside his apartment. including a batman mask. >>> real-life heroes. friends in the line of fire. risking their lives for one another. the new stories of courage against all odds. >>> fall of a legend. the 900-pound statue of joe paterno removed from penn state. now, this morning, unprecedented sanctions against the school and the football program. >>> and jackson family mystery. michael's mom reported missing. who had her? where was she? and why is paris saying she hasn't talked to her for a week? inside the growing family feud. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome back, robin. boy, we're learning so much more now about what was behind that movie theater massacre. there is james holmes there. investigators are focused on one question. how did he go from a ph.d. candidate to masterminding
ABC
Jul 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
katie holmes filing for divorce, her strategy is dominating the conversation. pretty much her every move. now we're hearing from tom cruise's lawyer. he's raising the curtain on the coming counterpunch. abc's tanya rivero is here with more on that. >> reporter: what we're hearing from tom cruise's lawyer makes it clear he's not just been licking his wounds. his team is preparing for battle. this could be the calm before the storm. while katie holmes is seen around new york city with her daughter, suri, speculation swirls around when tom cruise will finally make his move. just like many of his onscreen characters -- >> remember, you wanted this. >> reporter: -- cruise is playing it cool. his lawyer, powerhouse attorney bert fields, says he'll file a rival divorce. but he's keeping it close to his chest for now. he says we're letting the other side play the media until they wear everyone out and then we'll have something to say. fields won't yet say where cruise will file, or if he'll seek joint custody of his daughter. he's saying it's not tom's style to do this publicly. he's really sad
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Jul 23, 2012 2:05am EDT
flawlessly. there was fear and chaos as james holmes fired again and again with an assault rifle, holding 100 rounds. sources tell abc news, the smith and wesson high powered rifle, holmes' most deadly weapon jammed. the carnage could have been worse. more people survived, in part, sources say because holmes was probably squeezing the trigger so quickly the magazine malfunctioned. holmes was ready for war. also armed with a tactical shotgun. and abc news has learned the pistol police recovered in the theater had an extended 40-round clip. police are urgently seeking a motive and may have gotten a critical break in the case. authorities recovered a computer from the suspect's booby trapped apartment and sources tell us more evidence of his batman obsession. abc news has learned police discovered a variety of batman paraphernalia including a poster and mask from the comic book series. many of my source s appear stunned at the suspect's cold-blooded fury. >> gets you so angry, too, reports out of jail now he is showing absolutely no remorse through awful this. he is still maining his joker p
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Jul 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
holmes' plans to exit her marriage to tom cruise. how she planned her bombshell announcement. dumping her cell phone and changing her number. how she took tom by total surprise. >>> and parachute peril. look at this. the daredevil jump caught on tape gone horribly wrong. the man leaping from 40 stories up. his chute, failing to deploy. how he survived the jaw-dropping plunge. >>> and good morning, everyone. and, yes, he is okay. that last piece of video that you saw. george spending more time with his family. josh is here. it's a busy morning, josh. >> it is. >>> we have breaking news to bring you just as we come on air. moments ago, on a highway in britain. that's a bus that was pulled over by police for suspicious activity. you see passengers lining the side of the road. we can tell you that right now hazmat teams are going row-by-row, through that bus. as details come available, we'll have that for you. >>> all that just after an early-morning raid by police in a residence, near olympic park, on n what authorities say was a preplanned operation. let's get to jeffrey kofman in londo
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Jul 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
life. >>> body block. katie holmes surrounded by security, just days after filing for divorce. her wedding ring off. and new details emerging overnight, about whether scientology fueled the split. >>> and swimming with sharks. the 5-year-old in the jaw. dropping home video, snorkeling with some of the most dangerous creatures in the sea. did these parents put their little girl in danger? or was it the biggest adventure of her young life? we hear from all this morning. >>> let's see. sarina is 4? >> yep. will be 4 in august. >> no swimming with the sharks. >> daddy's not swimming with sharks. sarina's certainly not, that's for sure. good morning, america. george is taking a little time off. good to have josh by my side. >>> still ahead, so much of the country still sweating it out this morning. the sweltering temperatures, not cooling down. and 2 million people still in the dark. trying to beat the heat without any power. sam is tracking all this. >>> and this morning, we'll have the latest on that brutal chimpanzee attack in south africa. the american graduate student, andrew oberl
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Jul 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
suspect, james holmes is in isolation. the suspect received guns and bullets for months. our team is on the story tonight with thank you details about the suspect, those who dies and about the survivors who have defied even the doctors. we begin with the operation at the apartment that continues at this hour. tonight, federal authorities have joined the local police here, trying to carefully break through the gunman's trap. bomb squads care if i taking apart the apartment. one of those explosives being disarmed. we found police tape and patrols surrounding the neighborhood for blocks. four buildings evacuated. wanted to give you a sense of all this. this is the suspect's building. the third floor. you can see the fire ladder up there over the building. the heavy, heavy police presence. authorities are going in. they have police tape for several blocks. the media is kept on the sidewalk here. we go inside the apartment. one of the gunman's neighbors. to power goes out the this mother frightened for her children. [ speaking spanish ] >> she says she's nervous. the suspect's apartment is a
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Jul 8, 2012 8:00am EDT
years ago. >>> plus, are tom cruise and katie holmes, making nice? new reports this morning that the two sides are talking. we have the details. >>> and an amazing story of this little dude, this is a baby beluga whale at the center of an extraordinary rescue effort. experts from around the world racing to help this animal beat very long odds. keep it here on "good morning america" this sunday morning. down here, folks measure commitment by what's getting done. the twenty billion dollars bp committed has helped fund economic and environmental recovery. long-term, bp's made a five hundred million dollar commitment to support scientists studying the environment. and the gulf is open for business - the beaches are beautiful, the seafood is delicious. last year, many areas even reported record tourism seasons. the progress continues... but that doesn't mean our job is done. we're still committed to seeing this through. ♪ [ male announcer ] food you eat [ sizzling ] is a blt. but food you love ♪ is a blt with hellmann's. nothing tastes like it. made with real ingredients like cage-fre
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Jul 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
a kayaker in cape cod. >>> new pictures emerge of katie holmes at her lawyer's office over the weekend. what is behind the superstars' move to play nice? >>> and watch out. a dearing feat almost ends in disaster. no net, no harness, how does he survive this incredible fall? it was all caught on tape. >>> come on, sing it with me, reunited and it feels so good. even back together again. you had great vacations? >> fantastic. i let elliott off to sleep-away camp for the first time. >> how are you? >> tough for me. she said, see ya, dad. i'm out that here. >> did you know you could go crabbing with hot dogs? >> we use chicken legs. >> it's not attractive, but it works. >>> they're all back to work in washington today. president obama going to rachet up the pressure on congress. we'll have the latest on that. the president spent time at camp david over the weekend. >> he did. >>> and did you all see this? this is a little league game. the parents going nuts. some of them. one parent was saying, come on, guys, set an example, kids are watching. there's always a camera rolling. >>> e
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Jul 21, 2012 8:00am EDT
inside james holmes' apartment. because of what is believed to be an elaborate setup inside. investigators here are now asking for additional help from the federal government. while continuing the evacuation order for the four other apartment buildings nearby. >> an awful lot of wires, trip wires. jars full of ammunition. jars full of liquid. things that look like mortar rounds. we have a lot of challenges to get in there safely. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: as night fell, families came together in prayer and remembrance. >> it's just devastating and really hard to deal with. >> right now, find four people, give them the best hugs you have! >> we are seeing this community rise up and do the things that great communities do. >> reporter: this morning, many for questions than answers about what the possible motive could have been. police say holmes died his hair a fiery color and said, i am the joker. reminiscent of heath ledger's famous portrayal. >> he's been shot. >> i've got a child victim. i need rescue at the back door of theater nine now. >> he didn't move at all. he
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Jul 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
and suri. first time together for the two. since his split from katie holmes. they're heading to suri's gymnastics in new york city yesterday. lot of pictures of the two. lot more coming up on "good morning america." >>> also ahead, the latest on a bizarre murder for hire case. plastic surgeon accused of paying a hitman in silver dollars to kill another doctor, his rival. >> that's a strange one. >>> how about some good news for sofia vergara, star of modern family, friend of "good morning america," we'll have the details ahead. >>> and get ready for the ride of your life, we have tickets to america's newest, tallest, fa faster and scariest roller coaster. we could not get josh back on the roller coaster. >> i have tickets available. >>> let's get to that murder case out of texas. the kind of plot that you would expect from a soap opera. dan and nancy grace are ready to weigh in. >>> the story is full of bizarre twists and turns. two prominent doctors. a mystery woman and a hitman. in the end, one doctor is dead and two people are under arrest. police said thomas michael dixon wa
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Jul 2, 2012 2:05am EDT
divorces. a tomkat update. katie holmes filed for divorce from her husband tom cruise. and she is saying she thinks the scientology church is following her, tailing her. apparently not something that is necessarily, the thought of a paranoid person. people who have photographed, katie multiple times, they have seen several mysterious men and vehicles around katie's apartment and following her in cars. the church of scientology responded to the story. they say no, no, no, we are not following katie. >> because that little girl involved. i hope that divorce doesn't get too messy there. but -- >> it is going to get messy. scientology. >> yes, too. erin andrews, of espn fame. she left the network on saturday. now, guess what she is going to be on fox sports now. host fox's new 30-minute college football, studio pregame show, contribute to the nfl and mlb coverage as well. her show will kick off september 1. all remember her kind of, what was it, eavesdropping, nude photo scandal. bounced back from that. leaving espn, behemoth, going to fox, i guess it took a lot of money. >> we wish y
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Jul 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
together to make this a huge event. >>> james holmes the suspect in the colorado massacre will be in court to be formerly charged of killing 12 people. the movie theater did not have security on the night of the shooting. offduty officers hired as guards are usually providing security checking bags or dealing with disputes. court documents show holmes was a patient of psychiatrist lynn fenton before last week's attack. this weekend, funeral services were held for the victims of the shooting. >>> three people were bounced out of a langley hot spot. they drove around the parking lot and started shooting out of the car hitting a police officer. her name is rachel jacob, the officer was hit in the leg, will recover and as the white honda left the galaxy nightclub, police were able to pull the car over a mile away. all three inside and a gun was recovered. >> this is the 5th time in a little more than 18 months that a police officer has either been shot at or shot. this is unprecedented. >> the officer had the bullet removed from her leg and expected to make a full recovery. 24-year-old a
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Jul 30, 2012 5:30am EDT
allowed when the accused gunman, holmes, walks in to the couple. holmes could face hundreds of charges including 12 counts of fist degree murder and 58 counts of attempted murder. his attorney says taking the notebook is a breech of confidentiality between a patient and a doctor. >> in a psychologist or psychiatrist feels it may pose a threat, in most states they are obligated to do something. >> the funerals for the victims continued throughout the weekend. >>> we are learning more about the suspect in maryland. atf says the colorado style tragedy could have happened independent maryland. sherrie johnson is here with what is next for the man accused of being behind this suspected massacre. >> we have learned that kneel prescott maybe held for a week in a hospital before authorities decide whether to charge him with a crime, he is held at arundel for a mental evaluation. authorities say prescott was ready to commit a mass shooting. investigators say the suspect facing termination threatened to two supervisors. he said i am a joker. i'm going to load my guns and blow everybody up. plus
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Jul 6, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >>> up next, "the pulse." from apparent predivorce planning by katie holmes. >>> and the lifeguard from florida we told you about at the top of the show. what he's already told the company that fired him. i was teaching a martial arts class and having a heart attack. my brother doesn't look like a heart attack patient. i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i'm a fighter and now i don't have that fear. [ female announcer ] weak, damaged hair needs new aveeno nourish+ strengthen. active naturals wheat formulas restore strength for up to 90% less breakage in three washes. for strong, healthy hair with life, strengthen. 90% less breakage in three washes. for strong, healthy hair with life, it's time to live wider awake. only the beautyrest recharge sleep system combines the comfort of aircool memory foam layered on top of beautyrest pocketed coils to promote proper sleeping posture all night long. the revolutionary recharge sleep system... from beautyrest. it's you, fully charged. softens the enamel so it can p
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> accused shooter james holmes is expected to be formally charged next week. police said the 24-year-old opened fire during the movie killing 12 people and injuring dozens more. they spent the weekend detonating booby traps inside holmes' apartment and removing explosion sighs. the home was full of batman paraphernalia. >>> three other men accused of make threats during or after watching the new batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents. in maine a state trooper stopped 49-year-old timothy courtra. he had ab a-- an assault rival and news clippings about the shooting in aurora. he said he had been to the batman movie with a loaded gun in his backpack. >> clearly, he had some sort of infatuation with law enforcement. i think he enjoyed having other people move out of the way. >> he said he was on his way to new hampshire to shoot a former employer. he is charged with having a concealed weapon. california a man was arrested after he made threats in the movie. in arizona movie goers were confronted by a man who appeared drunk at the screening. >>> 200cally what whats seized from
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Jul 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
fighting spirit. >>> and back to work. tom cruise embraced by cast and crew, as katie holmes begins her new life with suri in new york. is katie taking cues from nicole kidman, as she says good-bye to tom? >>> and the whole gang here this morning. we have breaking news. let's go to columbus, ohio. that train derailment. firefighters and hazardous materials crews. two people are injured on the ground. they're going to be okay. the big concern, trying to figure out if the chemicals burning in those cars are dangerous. >> 11 cars were derailed. not far from the university of ohio campus. jim avila is tracking the latest. let's turn to him right now. jim? >> reporter: good morning, robin. it started as a bright flash in the darkened, early-morning sky over columbus, ohio. this new video that we're getting in, it appears to be taken right at the time the explosions were occurring. you hear the dramatic sounds there. what happened here is a southbound norfolk southern freight train with 2 locomotives and 11 cars derailed. the train is carrying chemicals used in agriculture, including alco
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Jul 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
suspect james holmes. families of the victims looked on. james in his red hair. his reaction, seemed dazed. the charge, 140 counts of murder of attempted murder. the attack left 12 people dead, 58 people wounded in the premiere of the batman movie 12 days ago. >> rita was shot three dames but today climbed out of her hospital bed to see the man who put her there. james holmes was back in court today to hear the charges against him. cameras were banned but holmes demeanor much the same as when we saw him last week. eyes sometimes wide open, other times staring at the floor. hair still orange. he ws charged with 24 counts of first degree murder two counts for each person killed. because prosecutors say holmes acted both with premeditation nd extreme indifference. he was also charged with 116 counts of attempted murder and for possessing an explosive device. former marine donald later was in the theater that night, one of many who came to see holmes face to face. >> when i saw him in court today he looked like an animal in a corner, but not one who fights back. a sickly animal who has b
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Jul 23, 2012 5:30pm EDT
appearance today. james holmes, whose head was dyed red did not speak. he will likely face multiple charges of first-degree murder in the death of 12 people. he is currently being held without bond. >>> a head-on collision in west va have over the weekend claimed the lives of two young men from middle river whose friends say had just attended a student orientation at the university. >> reporter: when the car they were riding in crossed the median of interstate 79, it struck another vehicle head on, ceiling the fate of both people in the car eye walked up there to -- >> i walked up there. >> the driver, 21-year-old tavon frisbee and his friend cameron shields excelled at football. >> it was like someone shot me in the chest. i wasn't prepared for this. kids always come back in the summertime. i always have kids who will get a lift in in the weight room. sometimes you don't see them for awhile and they show up and get a lift. that's a good surprise. when you hear something like that, that's bad. >> reporter: they were outstanding athletes but their contributions to the school extended
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Jul 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
about the man police say opened fire. abc 2 news has uncovered exclusive video that james holmes gave to a group of students. >> reporter: stunning new images of suspect james holmes an exclusive video and photos obtained by abc 2 news. this is video of holmes talking to students at a science camp in san diego. discussing what he calls illusions. >> the then 18-year-old holmes appears slightly nervous. >> the study of subjective experience which is what's placed inside the minded as a opposed to the external world. >> reporter: as new details emerge about holmes residents of aurora are still trying to draw up what happened. president obama heads to console a grieving community. >> it's like whoever thought this would immediately affect my family. when they see other shootings. they think, oh my gosh, i can't imagine what those families are going through. >> reporter: the suspect, james holmes was on a path on destruction. not only killing and injuring dozens in a colorado movie theater but in his apartment was a mind field of explosive booby-traps. designed to kill anyone who entered.
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Jul 30, 2012 6:30am EDT
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Jul 2, 2012 11:35pm EDT
block buster break up as katie holmes shocks tom cruise with divorce papers. what will scientology might have played in the superstar split. >>> think fast, johnny dep, angelina jolie and the hollywood elite. while he may not be making friends in hollywood, his smash hit, the office, has been making his fans. >>> plus, cnn's anderson cooper tells the world he's gay in a simple e-mail exchange. a lot has changed since elen degeneral rhus, tonight how more and more celebrities are coming out casually. >>> this is "nightline," july 2, 2012. >> good evening. i'm terry mor reason. tonight an extremely rich hollywood couple, high profile religion and divorce battle that's about to thrust both of them into the spotlight. katie holmes blind sided tom cruise with divorce papers after five years of marriage and asking for full custody of their daughter, suri. it's a surprise move that's raised a delicate question of faith and marriage. could cruise's famous devotion to the church of scientology be one of the causes of the split? here is abc's dan harris. >> reporter: in the celebrity divorce
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Jul 31, 2012 2:35am EDT
brandi hitt is in colorado. >> reporter: james holmes looked the same as he did last week in court, at times datesed and confuelsed with bright orange hair. only this time, cameras were not allowed inside. as the prosecution laid out 142 charges against him, including two murder counts for each death. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree, 116 counts of attempt murder, one sentence enhancer, one class four felony possession of explosive device. >> reporter: in a show of solidarity many victims and families from the movie theater massacre attended the hearing and heard the accused killer speak for the first time. when the judge asked holmes if he wanted to wave his right to a speedy trial, holmes said yes. >> i do believe he should probably be locked away and -- and, live with what he did every day of his life. >> reporter: when the judge mentioned the death penalty, holmes looked right at him. the judge also ordered prosecutors return the journal home holmes sent to his psychiatrist that was intercepted by police. >> resentment that anybody could take away from some one's life for
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Jul 22, 2012 8:00am EDT
and hearing the alleged movie theater killer, james holmes. >> hello, i'm james. >>> and new details about the lethal, elaborate trap that he set in his apartment. trip wires, i.e.d. aerial shells. now, police, trying to answer the big question -- why did he do it? >>> the loss. we now have the names, the pictures and the stories of the 12 people who died in that theater, including a 6-year-old girl and three men who sacrificed themselves for their girlfriends. >>> still alive. police now say those two missing cousins in iowa were kidnapped but they believe they're still alive, new hope this morning as they expand the search to other states. what are the new clues they have? >>> and missing? has michael jackson's mother vanished? paris jackson calling for help that she hadn't seen her grandmother for more than a week. so, where is katherine jackson? >>> hey, good morning. on this day that we'll see the president of the united states making a trip to aurora, colorado, to visit with the victims of the movie theater massacre. >>> also this morning, this abc news exclusive. videotape of
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Jul 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
? >> reporter: diane, good evening. tonight, we are learning that before james holmes allegedly carried out his attack and ended up,the jail behind me. he may have railed out a road map to the massacre. tonight, abc news has learned a notebook believed to be written by the suspect, james holmes, was mailed to the university of colorado, where holmes had been a student, until dropping out last month. fox news is reporting the notebook was mailed to a sigh can i tryst at the university and that it contains, quote, full details about how he was going to kill people. drawings of what he was going to do in it. drawings and illustrations. there are conflicting reports on whether the notebook arrived at the university before or after the massacre. but it apparently wasn't found until monday, during a search of the mail room. this, of course, raises questions about whether if the package had been found before last thursday, the carnage could have been avoided. the university will not confirm the existence of the notebook, but released a statement, saying it delivers the mail the same da
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Jul 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
the shooter. james holmes refusing to cooperate, using evidence bags as hand puppets. what was fueling his bizarre actions in the courtroom. >>> family fight. police called overnight to the jackson home. this photo showing janet jermaine jackson arguing. new details to where the king of pop's mom has really been all the time. >>> and -- the boss' shocking secrets revealed. bruce springsteen opening up. >>> and the whole gang and breaking as we come on the air, that major increase in security at the olympics. the military force is now going to top 18,000 overall. minimum wage guards who weren't adequately trained and the government is not taking any chances now, just three days before the opening ceremonies. >> that's right, opening ceremonies on friday. >>> also ahead, the latest on the punishment for penn state, slapped with major penalties in the wake of that abuse scandal. so much emotional reaction from all sides. and a lot of debate of whether this punishment was too harsh on the school and the students there now. >>> also this morning, we're going to welcome will ferrell,
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Jul 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
glimpse of james holmes during a court appearance yesterday. the longtime friends say they hardly recognize the young man they once new. >> with more on the unfolding legal case, we're joined by brandy in sentinel, colorado today. >> reporter: good morning, he appeared to be locked in his own world. >> given the nature of the charges you're currently being held. >> reporter: by dyed comic book hair, 24-year-old holmes sat silent in a colorado courtroom looking dazed and confused just like his booking photo. >> i sat looking at his face and eventually i had to get past that and see who the killer was. >> reporter: some of the victim's families walked into court hand in hand. it was the first time they could see the man police say opened fire in a movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding dozens more. it has some speculatoring he would be drugged. >> reporter: abc's dan abrams said it could help with an insanity plea. >> he could be extremely tired, some defect or he's faking it. >> reporter: as detectives now combed through mounds of evidence including holmes' computer and batm
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Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
and injured 58. james holmes sits in solitary confinement and the president arrived in colorado sunday offering support and condolences to those who lost their lives. sherrie johnson is here this morning and many of us couldn't take our eyes off the newsreports as they kept unfolding this past weekend. >> reporter: that's right. we learned this morning 24-year- old james holmes, theaccused shooter will appear in court. university of colorado officials are look into whether he used his position to collect hazardous materials. officials are not saying whether they knew the suspect in a mass theater shooting was anything more than a hard work student. holmes has not been cooperating with police and they say it could take months to learn the exact motive for his alleged attack. early friday on a packed theater of people watching the latest batman movie. the attack killed 12 and wounded 58 others. prz obama -- president obama flew to colorado to comfort family members e says he was there as a father and husband. >> i hope that he is here for all of these people, and i tank my looky -- lucky
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Jul 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
who just learned to swim. james holmes made his first court appearance monday with flaming red hair and a dazed look. holmes sat silent. one father says holmes looked demonic. sanchez says his daughter barely escaped the theater. her husband was shot in the head and remains in a coma. >> she confirmed this morning, when it's your own daughter, she escaped from death by just mere seconds, i would say, it makes you angry. >> holmes is not cooperating with investigators. reports indicate he was plotting the massacre for a number of months. >>> close call for more than a dozen moms and newborn babies in annapolis, evacuated from the arundel county medical center after a three alarm fire. it broke out on the third floor around 6:00. the floor is dedicated to women recovering from childbirth. smoke removal took an extended period of time. we forced air in to the building from outside. they tried to evacuate the smoke from the building. >> 60 firefighters responded to the blaze. no one was hurt. the fire was out in 15 minutes. investigators are looking for a cause. >>> heavy clouds, no rai
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Jul 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
the aurora police headquarters, in the hours after the shooting, holmes was staring at the wall with his eyebrows twitching. >> this could all be behavior indicative of some sort of psychotic episode. it might be there is other stuff >> reporter: "the washington post" says holmes' mother, told her friend she worried for years about her son being socially isolated and wanted him in counseling. in the days before the massacre, mixed signals. on the one hand, eight days beforehand a neighbor says holmes was out looking for a new apartment. two days before spotted in the bar chatting sports. on the other hand, how hole had a profile on match.com that read will you come visit me in prison? meanwhile extraordinary new stories from the survivors. amanda's boyfriend, alex tevez sacrificed himself to save her. >> he pulled me down and he covered my head. he said, shh, shh, stay down. it is okay. stay down. i did. >> reporter: you think he knew that he was putting himself in danger for you? >> i know he did. he would do anything for me. >> reporter: it is an incredible story. we do have a hope
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Jul 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
details on what is expected when james holmes returns to court. >> reporter: the suspected shooter can expect to face a laundry list of charges, court documents show that prosecutors anticipate filing 12 counts of first degree murder, numerous counts of attempted first degree murder and other charges against suspected shooter. james holems will be escorted from the colorado jail cell where he is held in solitaire confinement in to a courtroom monday, expected to be formally charged. the 24 year old is suspected of gunning down dozens of people killing 12 and jewing dozens more. the case -- injuring dozen more. holmes says the contents of a package he mailed to his psychiatrist prior to the attacks are privileged. authorities seized the package as evidence. >> basically had to do with when a patient states a clear and imminent danger to a specific person, we have an obligation to warn the person, warn family members, people might be related to them and also the authorities. >> reporter: as holmes public defender builds the cases, families are holding funeral and memorial services. t
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